Your calls in support of Senate Bill 65 are also helping to propel this parental rights bill along.   Monday, two amendments to water down the bill failed dismally on an 8-41 and a 9-40 vote.   This bill requires schools to get parental permission before children are instructed on human sexuality, homosexuality or gender confusion.   It is expected to pass this week as well, with a strong vote.   Like SB 203, it will have to go through the same process in the House before reaching the governor’s desk.  That’s a long path with many obstacles, but a strong start in one chamber is very helpful.

         Last week, Senate Bill 203 passed out of the same Senate committee on a strong 8-1 vote.  This is a bill that modifies our feticide law, which allows a prosecutor to punish a person for killing an unborn child in a criminal act against a pregnant mother.   The bill expands this to remove the current application to a baby that is 20 weeks or older in gestational age.  Now a prosecutor can seek a charge if a mother loses her baby that is less than 20 weeks along.   Although the bill excludes abortion, advocates of that procedure do not like SB 203 because, as one young lady testified, “It humanizes the fetus.”    I expect this bill to easily pass the Senate this week.

The bill has eight strong pro-life co-authors. They are Sen. Aaron Freeman, (lead author), Sen. Erin Houchin, Sen. Eric Koch, Sen. John Crane, Sen. Jean Leising, Sen. Jack Sandlin, Sen. Jim Tomes and Sen. Michael Young.

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